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Specimen Collection

Parasitology Sample Collection and Handling

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What factors are involved in collecting a specimen for ova and parasite? Freshness, Time, Type of Container, and Preventing Impurities
What factors are assessed when conducting a macroscopic examination of stools? Age of Specimen, Consistency, and Appearance
When patients fail to collect a specimen normally, what two alternatives can be used? Purgation and Sigmoidoscopy
White, chalky stools that are rejected by the lab are affected by what contrast chemical(s)? Bismuth or barium - post radiological examination
What two types of samples are considered "critical specimens"? Any watery specimen or duodenal aspirate
If a stool cannot be examined right away, what can be done? The specimen can be preserved for later examination or refrigerated to prevent the breakdown of the cytoplasm.
Created by: rowleea